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Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
Common Name(s): Ponytail palm, bottle palm
A curiosity, rather than a thing of beauty, this is a fascinating plant nonetheless. It is particularly good for indoor containers. As the trunk gradually elongates, the bulbous base swells in a curiously irregular manner. Its fountain of leaves becomes steadily denser as it matures. A slow grower that needs a dry climate, it can reach 6m in ideal conditions, so be careful where you plant it.
Synonym: Beaucarnea inermis
Botanical Pronunciation: bow-KAR-nee-uh ree-kur-VAY-tuh.
Semi Frost Hardy
This plants fountain of leaves becomes steadily denser as it matures.
Interesting Planting Ideas
This plant is particularly good for indoor containers.
4 m * 2 m
Uses in landscape design
This plant can reach 6m in ideal conditions, so be careful where you plant it.